Monday, March 19, 2018

Saki ch187: Imitation

This is one of those chapters where if you take the time to look at the player's tiles and each of their moves, you can understand a lot more than what transpires by reading the text. I love chapters like that. Of course, a certain knowledge of the rules of riichi mahjong really helps. Sometimes I wish that the characters would explain more, it's usually up to the reader to figure most things out. But it's also great when you notice such things on your own.

Also, I wonder if we'll see Limitless Heaven in the Toki manga at some point.
Saki ch187 (Mega)
Saki ch187 (Mediafire)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Saki ch186: No-self

This chapter's title is a bit complicated to understand. The original term is ็„กๆˆ‘ muga, which means "no-self". It can be used to mean a "state of complete self-effacement, free from obstructive thoughts". Even "trance" or "spiritual awakening" aren't too far off. It can also be used to refer to the Buddhist concept of Anattฤ (non-self). The chapter also contains a reference to Maitreya (a future Buddha). I suggest you look up pictures of sitting statues of the bodhisattva Maitreya to have a clear picture of Kasumi's words in the chapter.

Saki ch186 (Mega)
Saki ch186 (Mediafire)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Biyori ch74 & Shinohayu ch54

Sadly, Saki Biyori ends next month. It's been confirmed by the author, Kiyoshi Saya. According to Saya, the reason is simple: she run out of ideas for new jokes so she decided it was best to put an end to it. The last chapter was to appear this month but, since Saya is busy preparing the final volume, it's been postponed until March. The translated chapter below is the one from January.

Saya will continue to be involved with Saki by supervising any lines spoken in the Saga dialect (spoken by Mairu and Himeko in the original) and by providing swimsuit designs when necessary (like those from Saki ch119).

Eisui's Story 4:
Biyori ch74 (Mega)
Biyori ch74 (Mediafire)
EDIT: changed divine mirror > shrine in pages 2 and 3. See comments for details.

On the Shinohayu front, Chihiro's friend and Komosawa's vanguard Yukinaga Yuzuha will be the next cover character. And it looks like she's also a future Senriyama student, like Chihi herself!

Shinohayu ch54 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch54 (Mediafire)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Saki Achiga-hen (Live-Action) Special Episode Subs

The special episode that comes after the four TV drama episodes. Done in collaboration between Dong Meu Quy Toc Translator and Akio Translations.

Important: these subs were timed with the TBS version. The only difference between versions is a movie teaser in the middle but, if you use the wrong version, the subs in the second half of the episode will be out-of-sync by 30s. So use the TBS version.


How to watch
1) Put the subs file in the same folder as the raw video file.
2) Rename the files so they both have the same name.
3) Play the raws with VLC and the subs will automatically appear.

We'll probably do the movie in June or July, after the DVD release. No promises, though.

Happy watching!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Saki chapter 186 delayed

Just a heads up. No Saki chapter this week ๐Ÿ˜ž. It's been announced on Ritz's blog. Apparently, the magazine advanced the non-appearance in print to this issue (Feb 16 issue) and told Ritz to draw more color pictures. Not sure if she means color pages in an upcoming chapter or just special illustrations for the Shinohayu/Toki/Biyori volume release next month. She does mention drawing Hajime-chan's butt, though ๐Ÿ˜….

Speaking of Biyori, it seems the next volume will be the last one. I guess that means Saki Biyori is about to end? It's sad if it happens but I guess after all these years, it gets harder to make new funny gags. I wonder what Kiyoshi Saya will be doing next. By the way, I still have the previous chapter pending to translate. I haven't forgotten but I've been busy lately. I'll get to it soon. Work on the Achiga-hen special is also under way.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Saki ch185: Overheat

I don't know if it's better to translate wakkanne as 'dunno' or just leave it as wakkanne because everyone knows what it means already. This is a translation so I translated it but for some reason I like the sound of wakkanne~ better. Not that I know, though.
Who'll be the winner? Wakkanne~

Monday, February 5, 2018

Toki ch19: Malefic Star

As I was waiting for Saki raws to come out, I finished this, so Toki it is. Nice chapter too.
Toki ch19 (Mega)
Toki ch19 (Mediafire)